General Information

• Please register early to avoid disappointment. You may register online at, call 781.383.2787 to register by phone with a credit card or see registration page for mail-in information. A $25 non-refundable registration fee is included in tuition. If a student cancels a registration at least ten days before a course or workshop begins, a refund will be granted. Visiting Artist Workshops require a 30 day cancellation notification.

• Students must provide their own materials for Adult Courses and Workshops unless noted.

• Young adults, 15 years and older, are welcome to enroll in most adult courses with the permission of the instructor.

SUPPLY LISTS ARE ALL ONLINE (they are not mailed out)
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SSAC's Online and On-Site Courses


South Shore Art Center is committed to complying with CDC guidelines as we reopen to hold small classes on-site during COVID-19.


The following procedures will be required of all individuals entering the art center:


• All individuals must be wearing a mask or face covering.

• All individuals will be asked to use hand sanitizer at the front desk.

• All individuals will be asked to self-certify health and sign a waver.

Additionally, we will be limiting the on-site class sizes and the total number of people allowed in the art center at one time to allow for social distancing. All studios, galleries and common areas will be cleaned and disinfected on a nightly basis. All frequently touched surfaces such as door knobs, faucets etc will be periodically sanitized throughout the day.


300 Basic Drawing / Beg to Inter: ONSITE

Judy Rossman


Tuesday: 1:00 – 3:30 pm
July 13 - August 17
$195M $240NM 6 classes


321 Exploring Plein Aire: OUTDOORS

Bob Beaulieu


Tuesday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
July 13 - August 17

$225M 270NM 6 classes


327 "Alla Prima" Painting: OUTDOORS

Bob Beaulieu


Monday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
July 12 - August 16
$225M 270NM 6 classes



330 Drawn to Paint / Beg to Inter: ONSITE

Santiago Hernandez


Tuesday: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
July 13 - August 17

$235M $280NM 6 classes



345 Monoprint & Encaustic: ONSITE

Esther Maschio


Monday: 9:00 –1:00 pm

July 12 - August 30
$400M $445NM 8 classes


340 Introduction to Printmaking: ONSITE

Met Kraja


Thursday: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

July 15 - August 19

$150M $195NM 6 classes



350 Introduction to Ceramics: ONSITE

Ann Conte


Friday: 9:30 – 12:30 pm

July 16 - August 20
$260M $305NM 6 classes


351 Clay Work for Beg to Inter: ONSITE

Ann Conte


Tuesday: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

July 13 - August 17

$260M $305NM 6 classes



352 Potter's Wheel & More: ONSITE

Jeanne Wiley


Wednesday: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

July 14 - August 18
$260M $305NM 6 classes


354 Clay Decorating Techniques: ONSITE

Ann Conte


Thursday: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

July 15 - August 19

$260M $305NM 6 classes



371 Photography en Plein Aire: ONSITE
Intermediate Workshop Series

Keith Conforti


Tuesday: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

July 13 - August 17
$180M $225NM 6 classes


372 Lightroom: Organize Digital Flow: ONSITE

Bruno Debas



Monday: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

July 12 - August 16

$180M $225NM 6 classes



472 Intro to Time-Lapse: OUTDOORS

Bruno Debas


Saturday: 12:30 – 4:00 pm

August 7
$85M $130NM 1 class


475 Watercolor Workshop: ONSITE
Shades of Summer

Tara Connaughton


Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30 – 12:30 pm

August 3 & August 5

$170M $215NM 2 classes



Learning Lab

Adults & Children grades 5 and up


Develop your artistic skills, talent, and creativity! Our highly skilled artist-teachers will train you in techniques and use of tools and materials, to help unlock your own unique style. Customized instruction for beginners to advanced levels.


1. The cost for private 1 on 1 instruction is $50M $70NM per hour.


2. The cost for group instruction, with a maximum of 4 students, decreases to $35M $45NM per hour.


3. All learning lab sessions must be purchased in blocks of 5 2-hour sessions.
($500M $700NM private instruction. $350M $450 group instruction.)


4. Review the learning opportunities below to tailor your lessons.


5. Have fun!


Two-hour blocks. dates to be mutually determined by student and instructor and must be completed within the term.


Possibilities Include

801 BASIC DRAWING—This is the place to start. Everything stems from drawing.
802 BEGINNING PAINTING—Learn the wonders of color alchemy, slosh around in oil or acrylics. Make a mess or be neat. Compose on the stage of the canvas.
803 Self Portrait—Embrace your ever-changing expressions with charcoal, wire, and monoprints.
804 Life Drawing—Working from a clothed model—with gesture drawings to 30 minute poses—discover new ways to express the ever-moving form of the figure.
805 Pastel Landscape—Amp up the color of the landscape using soft pastels. Learn many techniques while creating beautiful landscape paintings.
806 Printmaking—Express your inner animal through printmaking. We will create multi-colored prints based on the animal in you.
807 SCRAPBOOKING—Collect your travel or memoir experiences and memories.
808 Photoshop (Mac Only)—Beginner or Intermediate, Photoshop CS4
809 Photo Elements (Mac Only) Adobe version 11 or 12
810 PowerPoint for Mac 2008 (docx) or 97–2004 (ppt)
811 Art Explorations for Teens
812 Portfolio Works in Progress
814 Artist Choice—Students will request their own medium and direction.
815 private lessons for students with special needs

Call to schedule sessions—781 383 2787

Studio Art Foundation Program

South Shore Art Center offers a new program for students looking to formalize their art studies. Upon completion of a specially designed curriculum, SSAC will award students a Certificate in Studio Art Foundation. Participants in the program will have ongoing support of Art Center faculty to evaluate work and assist in course selection. Certificate Students will have priority registration and be assisted in creating a portfolio of work from their selected courses for presentation and exhibition. They also will have the opportunity to exhibit at SSAC in Certificate Student shows. Courses must be completed within three years of registration. (One course, taken prior to January 2015 is eligible for inclusion in the Certificate Program.)

Registration fee for this program is $50.
Contact 781-383-2787 for more information.

First Year Focus
Basic Drawing (48 hours minimum)
Color Theory (10 hours minimum)
Intro to Painting (24 hours minimum Oil, Acrylic, or Watercolor)
Elective choice (24 hours)

Second Year Focus
Drawing II (24 hours minimum)
Art History (12 hours)
Painting Elective (24 hours minimum)
Elective choice (24 hours)

Elective Courses
Advanced Drawing (24 hours)
Printmaking (24 hours)
Photography (16 hours)
3D ceramics (24 hours)
Visiting Art Workshops (18 hours minimum)

Studio Art
Foundation Program

Professional Development

Attention Teachers! We are pleased to provide a certificate of completion for any of our adult courses or workshops.